Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City

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Explore the region's paleontology, climate, topography, geology, wildlife, water resources, and anthropology at Natural History Museum of Utah. The museum features over 1.2 million objects organized in seven collections. Start on the fifth floor and work your way down to the bottom, where you will find four cast skeletons of Jurassic dinosaurs. Look for the 18 m (60 ft) replica of the 4,000-year-old pictograph panel from Utah's Horseshoe Canyon and "Romney Mine," a walk-in recreation of a 19th-century lead-zinc-silver mine. A small cafe serves salads and wraps. Avoid weekdays if you don’t want to run into school groups. Put Natural History Museum of Utah and other Salt Lake City attractions into our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planning site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great way to spend a rainy / snowy / cool afternoon in SLC! The dinosaur exhibit is simply amazing and really brought dinosaurs to life. It was so interesting to learn about all the dinosaurs that....  more
    Great way to spend a rainy / snowy / cool afternoon in SLC! The dinosaur exhibit is simply amazing and really brought dinosaurs to life. It was so interesting to learn about all the dinosaurs that....  more »
  • We're not from Utah so I wasn't too thrilled that my husband wanted to visit the museum. It was absolutely amazing! It was a bit difficult to find out where to start but once we got on our way we... 
    We're not from Utah so I wasn't too thrilled that my husband wanted to visit the museum. It was absolutely amazing! It was a bit difficult to find out where to start but once we got on our way we...  more »
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  • Probably one of the best museums in Utah. It has some amazing exhibits and lots of interactive displays for all ages. The most spectacular collection of dinosaurs and bones. Overall a great way to spend an afternoon. You won't be disappointed. Also you can find discounts online or search for certain days they offer deals. Don't miss out. A membership pass would be worth it to, to go anytime you feel like it.
  • I was impressed. Working in an industry where geography, history, geology, and culture are important, the museum not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. The exhibits were very informative. Many of them were very interactive. It's always exciting to see children engaged through the use of the exhibits, and learning without realizing it.. The museum was very wheelchair friendly. There is plenty of parking, very accessible entrance, though there is a long steep ramp to wheel up. Staff provide little interaction there unless you ask them a question. If we do this museum again, it would be more informative to start on the lower levels and work our way up rather than from the top down. It would have been nice to have been informed of this.

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